Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 10: Hong Kong Gothic
Hong Kong Gothic is an anthology of short fiction published in 2015 by the Hong Kong Writers Circle. The stories creep, slither and claw their way from the perilously steep streets of Sheung Wan to the dark tunnels of the MTR and on into the jungle wilderness of the New Territories, showing you a side of Hong Kong you did not suspect and will not forget.
SCC Overton gives an overview of the gothic genre and speaks to anthology editor Edmund Price about Hong Kong Gothic. He then considers one of the most notorious opening lines to a novel in the Writing Masterclass: How (not) to Open a Novel.
00:00 - Introduction 00:30 - Extract 1: The Girl Above by Ian Greenfield 01:40 - What is gothic literature? 05:50 - Interview with Edmund Price, part 1: Introducing the anthology 16:00 - Extract 2: The Taxidermist by Sophia Greengrass 18:30 - Interview, part 2: History of gothic literature - Editing and publication 36:30 - Extract 3: Lavender Song by Nancy K W Leung 39:00 - Interlude: The Crazy Cries of Love by Joni Mitchell 39:30 - Writing Masterclass: How (not) to Open a Novel 43:50 - Copyright Information
The Hong Kong Gothic anthology The Bulwer-Lytton fiction contest In Defence of Purple Prose - article Edmund's website Simon's website Hong Kong Writers Circle Subscribe on I Tunes
The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 10: Hong Kong Gothic was produced by SCC Overton.
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Exerpts were from: "The Girl Above" by Ian Greenfield, "The Taxidermist" by Sophia Greengrass, and "Lavender Song" by Nancy K W Leung from 'Hong Kong Gothic' edited by Kate Hawkins, Edmund Price and Marnie Walker published by the Hong Kong Writers Circle; 'The Castle of Otranto' by Horace Walpole; 'Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory' by JA Cuddon published by Penguin; 'Paul Clifford' by Edward Bulwer-Lytton; "The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest"; and "In Defence of Purple Prose" by Paul West from The New York Times.
The music was by Quantum Jazz from the album End of Line, used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution and ShareAlike licence.
The interlude music was an extract from The Crazy Cries of Love by Joni Mitchell. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.
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